Our Idiot Brother
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Mature comedy mixes edgy content, sweet substance.
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Fresh: A thin, unconvincing movie made likable by the charm and skill of its cast and by a script peppered with wit and insight.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Thursday, August 25, 2011
Fresh: Rudd brings color and dimension to a borderline-simpleton schlub who could have easily become a one-note clich.
- Alexis Loinaz, Chicago Tribune, Saturday, September 3, 2011
Fresh: It's a warm, intelligent and highly contemporary comedy with just the right amount of edge, a terrific ensemble cast and a big, fuzzy golden retriever ready to knock you down and lick you like a giant lollipop.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, August 25, 2011
My Idiot Brother is an offbeat comedy that has a great cast, but it's a little too formulaic and cut-and-dry to be better than "okay". Keep in mind that it's more subtle than slapstick, and you'll be fine. Especially if you're a Paul Rudd fan (like I am).
- lewiskendell, Saturday, December 31, 2011
Whereas most comedies these days go for the easy laughs and recycled shtick, "Our Idiot Brother" does something completely different. It strives to be the sweetest, fuzziest, most warm-hearted R rated comedy imaginable and completely succeeds! The film is as light as a feather, but the stellar cast makes it memorable and ring true. The best feel-good film to come around in some time.
- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Tuesday, December 27, 2011